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Lily in the Weeds – High Road EP

Like many in Columbus, my first experience with Lily in the Weeds frontwoman Alex Burnsides was in the context of rock/funk/whatever extravaganza Zoo Trippin'. Frontman Tony Casa has been known to say onstage that Alex "is a national treasure." I have yet to experience Lily in the Weeds in a live ...

Hoosier Highlights: July Edition

We’re already a full week into August, so it almost feels silly to still be talking about great music that either released or that I discovered (or in the case of Dead Silence, both) in July, yet here I am. Keep an eye out for the Hoosier State this month though, as there are quite a few great things ...

dog days of summer bliss [single reviews]

San Holo - "worthy": Tell me, am I worthy? It is a question most people ask at some point in their lives. Most of the time, this question hits a bit too close to home. San Holo takes his unique brand of guitar driven EDM and pop and explores this question. The song's feel takes the uncertainty ...

Festival Preview: Madden Road to bring a down to earth day of tunes and more

Do you ever read the news wish things were simpler? Or perhaps think the same after suffering from meme and clickbait fatigue? Madden Road Micro Music Festival might be able to take care of that. Their theme this year is simple and to the point - "a day off from life." Just ask Daniel Dye, a ...

Franz Ferdinand Makes Indianapolis Debut a Night to Remember

I saw Franz Ferdinand for the first time when they played the legendary Newport Music Hall in Columbus last May, just before the Scots headed into the studio to finish recording Always Ascending, and I was blown away by their live performance. In the 16 years of their existence, and the 14 years since ...

Bantug – Red EP

I'm a couple of months late on reviewing this EP, but suffice to say Bantug has been on my mind for a long time. I don't remember exactly where I heard of this eclectic pop artist for the first time. Perhaps it was on the POPSQUAD playlist expertly curated by Wes Davenport out of Nashville. When I ...

Umi Copper – Requiem EP

Umi Copper certainly has a vocal style that is an acquired taste. It's smooth, but not. Why lead with that line in an EP review? Because that is perhaps the most striking thing about Umi Copper's debut release, which hit in June. "All" sets the groundwork for what we should expect from Copper. He has ...